is a species of Elaeis oleifera palm commonly called the American oil palm.It is native to South and Central America from Honduras to northern Brazil. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
Unlike its relative
, the African oil palm, it is rarely planted commercially to produce Elaeis guineensis palm oil, but hybrids between the two species are, mainly in efforts to provide disease resistance and to increase the proportion of unsaturated fatty acids in the oil. [6 ] [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "The Plant List".
^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy".
^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde. 1933. Gentes Herbarum; Occasional Papers on the Kinds of Plants 3(2): 59, f. 32, 35–40, Corozo oleifera
^ Cortés, Santiago. 1897. Flora de Colombia : comprende la geografia botanica de Colombia, las leguminosas, la flora terapiutica, 1: 203, Elaeis oleifera
^ Kunth, Karl Sigismund. 1816. Nova Genera et Species Plantarum (quarto ed.) 1: 307, Alfonsia oleifera
^ "Replanting diseased oil palm areas with . Elaeis oleifera X E. guineensis hybrids at "La Arenosa" Estate in Colombia" Oil Palm News 18: 1–8. 1974.
^ "Variation in the total of unsaturated fatty acids in oils extracted from different oil palm germplasms, Carmen E. Chávez and Francisco Sterling, ASD Oil Palm Papers, Volume 3 p. 5-8, 1991".